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Baylor ditches the tarp for OU, Texas home games

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It’s a sad day for (fake) Dan Beebe: The Baylor tarp is no more.

With the Bears enjoying their highest AP ranking since 1953, the infamous south end zone tarp at Floyd Casey Stadium was removed this week to create additional seating for Baylor’s final two home games.

Not coincidentally, those three games are against Oklahoma (Nov. 7), Texas (Dec. 7). If Baylor has any hope of a BCS Championship — let along a Big 12 title — they’ll have to win those games, and also beat Texas Tech in Dallas Nov. 16 and Oklahoma State on the road Nov. 23. Baylor also gets TCU away from home on Nov. 30 in Fort Worth.

This is Baylor’s final season at Floyd Casey Stadium, and removing the tarp presumably would open the door for a pair of 50,000-plus crowds — something only seen six times in the stadium’s history. The last crowd that large came in 2006, when high demand led Baylor to remove the south end zone tarp for a game against Texas A&M that drew a stadium-record 51,385.

Baylor’s new stadium doesn’t have room for a tarp, it would appear (in fact, the stadium looks incredibly nice).

A few photos of the newly tarp-free stands:

Of course, the news didn’t sit well with noted tarp supporter Fake Dan Beebe:

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11 Responses to “Baylor ditches the tarp for OU, Texas home games”
  1. lbijake says: Oct 31, 2013 2:13 PM

    the infamous south end zone tarp at Floyd Casey Stadium was removed this week to create additional seating for Baylor’s final two home games.

    Not coincidentally, those three games are against Oklahoma (Nov. 7), Texas (Dec. 7).
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    How can the three games be played against 2 opponents on two dates??

    Some people have to start leaving out the beer at lunch, and maybe breakfast also.

  2. kylepalm says: Oct 31, 2013 2:20 PM

    It’s hilarious but not surpising that they had to have a tarp in the first place in a nasty place like Waco.

    At least they don’t seem to have their athletes shooting each other while the coach covers things up anymore.

  3. harleyspoon says: Oct 31, 2013 2:34 PM

    For Ibijake, Baylor has two away games left; one at TCU and one at Oklahoma State…Baylor has one game at a neutral site at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington versus Texas Tech; Baylor will be the “home team” there. Baylor still has two home games in Waco; one against Oklahoma and one against the University of Texas…

    Maybe before you make yourself look any more idiotic, you can do a little research next time…

  4. harleyspoon says: Oct 31, 2013 2:39 PM

    Kylepalm…As for “nasty places”, why don’t you tell us what slum you live in before you remark about Waco….I have it on good authority that you live in the 5th Ward in Houston…Now that is “nasty”…

    FYI, Baylor didn’t have a student shoot another student. One student shot another student without the knowledge or participation of Baylor…and it was over a girl…Has it ever happened anywhere else that a guy kills another guy over a girl? You bet it has, goofball…

  5. term3186 says: Oct 31, 2013 2:47 PM

    Harley, calm down and read before calling people out. lbijake was pointing out a typo in the article. “Not coincidentally, those three games are against Oklahoma (Nov. 7), Texas (Dec. 7).” should read:

    Not coincidentally, those TWO games are against Oklahoma (Nov. 7), Texas (Dec. 7).

  6. harleyspoon says: Oct 31, 2013 2:55 PM

    I read the article before I wrote my comment…If Ibijake needs to make a reference to a “typo”, he needs to so state it….However, it was not just a typo..It was a “factual mistake” by the author of the article which Ibijake could have cleared up in his comment…He did not! I did!

  7. longtallsam says: Oct 31, 2013 3:02 PM

    What is the point of the tarp? To hide empty seats? They can’t usually fill a 50,000 seat stadium, with a highly rakned team?

  8. tendigitpoet says: Oct 31, 2013 3:57 PM

    Harleyspoon, drink some decaf.

    The original statement was and still is incorrect, making Ibijake’s question a legit one. Your clarification didn’t require you to be a butthead about it.

  9. thefiesty1 says: Oct 31, 2013 4:15 PM

    Baylor doesn’t have the fan base to fill up a 50,000 seat stadium. That’s the reason for the tarp.

  10. lbijake says: Oct 31, 2013 7:27 PM

    Harley

    I do not think I should need to do research to understand the grammar in an article. Back to your mother’s basement for you.

  11. thegamecocker says: Nov 1, 2013 9:22 AM

    The new stadium will only seat 45,000….that less than Baylor has now! What’s up with the down-sizing? Are they concerned Art Briles may be leaving for a larger venue….?

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